Religious Education - Children's Social Justice

Children's Social Justice Projects

The first Sunday of every month, the children are gathered together for “Social Action Sunday”. They periodically start out in the sanctuary to listen to an age appropriate sermon (Child’s Eye View) which often includes a story and then go to the RE wing to engage in some type of social action project. Stefani Scott leads our fourth through eighth graders and has been instrumental in leading these Sunday programs. Stefani’s theme this year has been “Making Personal Geographies".   She has led Social Justice Sundays on various topics including different indigenous peoples and earth’s creatures. Her lessons always include some sort of show and tell, hands-on learning and often games, music, dance or meditation.  Our younger group (pre-school through third grade) have been working wth Michelle Jaffie in providing our smallest ones with lessons in dance, music, yoga and crafts.

Other social action projects this year included Guest at Your Table donations in partnership with the UUSC, the Mitten Tree, planting seeds for Hobbs Farm, and planting and cleaning up in Julia’s Garden at the Fellowship. Each Sunday children bring their offerings of coins for Pennies Against Hunger which were donated this year to help the ravaged people in Oklahoma following the massive destruction by tornados and aluminum flip-tops for the Ronald McDonald House.

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